The Commission approved South Bay Consortium Teacher Induction Program provides the Early Completion Option (ECO) in accordance with Senate Bill 57 (Chapter 269, Scott). This legislation enables experienced and exceptional candidates to complete an Induction Program that is equal in rigor to a full-length program, but in a shorter amount to time.
A committee of experienced mentors and district HR personnel review the candidate's application and determine the candidates’ eligibility, as defined by the following criteria:
Criteria (Teachers applying for ECO must meet all of the following to be eligible).
- Provide a copy of their California Preliminary Credential
- Submit a current resume with two references, documenting prior teaching experience. Candidates must have a minimum of two years of full-time experience as Teacher of Record in a private or public school. Districts’ HR departments verify that the applicant’s experience meets the criteria.
- Submit two years of authenticated rigorous performance evaluations while teaching in an accredited private school or public school in which the teacher received ratings of effective (satisfactory) or better.
- Submit a letter of recommendation from current site administrator verifying they have observed the candidate this current school year, and find them exceptional in ALL CA Standards for the Teaching Profession, and that the candidate will be able to fulfill the extra responsibilities and rigor of the single year induction option.
- Be current in meeting program requirements and submit Unit 1 work on time.
- The Consortium Office must receive all applications and supporting documentation no later than Friday, January 15, 2021.
- A committee of experienced mentors and district HR personnel review the applications and determine if each applicant meets the criteria.
- The Induction Program Leader will notify the applicants by February 5, 2021, of the committee’s decision.
- If approved for ECO, the mentor and candidate complete an additional inquiry cycle and reflection (aka “ECO-Unit 3”) either in the summer, or during the first half of the next school year. LMU Extension Units are not offered for the ECO Candidate’s 3rd
- The Induction Program Leader will meet with the candidate and mentor by February 19, 2021to define expectations and create a differentiated Individual Learning Plan for ECO candidates.
If at any time during the course of the completion, a candidate is not meeting requirements, the Induction Program Leader may suspend or revoke the ECO status and requiring the candidate to participate in the two-year induction program.
The application will be posted on the www.southbayinduction.net website under the “For Beginning Teachers” channel, and the “Year 1” tab.
Mentors who coach ECO candidates will receive an extra $667 for the additional unit.